The workshop will bring together people from applied mathematics, dynamical systems, condensed matter physics and statistical physics. The theme are fluctuations far from equilibrium, particularly in stochastic dynamics. A focus will be on so-called fluctuation relations, which generalize the second law of thermodynamics to small systems. They have been found to be generally valid very far from equilibrium. This active, recent topic of research will be discussed both from a theoretical and from an experimental point of view. Cross-links to large deviation theory and to anomalous stochastic processes will be explored.
11.30 - 12.30 Ian Ford, UCL: A rough guide to fluctuation relations
14.00 - 15.00 David Carberry, University of Bristol: Fluctuation Relations: Experimental Demonstrations
15.00 - 16.00 Adrian Baule, QMUL: Exact relations in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics
16.30 - 17.30 Nicholas Watkins, Cambridge, UK: Anomalous Diffusion, Anomalous Time Series, and the models that describe them
All talks will be held in seminar room M103 (first floor) of the Department of Mathematics at Queen Mary University of London.